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File Nos: 8740-B2-6653/02

Ottawa, 19 January 2006


To:  Interested Parties to Bell Canada Tariff Notice 6653 and TELUS (TCI) Tariff Notice 488 and TELUS (TCBC) Tariff Notice 4173

Re:  Power Rates for Co-Location Arrangements for Interconnecting Canadian Carriers - requests by MTS Allstream Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc. for extension to file comments and reply comments

The Commission received letters from MTS Allstream Inc. (MTS Allstream) dated 18 January 2006, and Rogers Communications Inc. (Rogers) dated 19 January 2006, requesting an extension to the filing due date for comments and reply comments set out in the Commission staff's letter of 29 December 2005.

MTS Allstream submitted that these time-frames were insufficient for analysis and preparation of comment, considering the extensive information on record and the approximate two-year dormancy associated with this proceeding. MTS Allstream proposed that parties be permitted to file comments by 20 January 2006 and that Bell Canada and TELUS be permitted to file reply comments by 27 January 2006.

Rogers submitted that it would be unable to provide comments until 27 January 2006 and requested an extension to that date.

In the circumstances, the request to extend the filing deadlines is considered reasonable.   Accordingly, the procedure established in the letter dated 29 December 2005 is amended as follows:

a) the deadline by which parties may file comments is extended to 27 January 2006; and

b) the deadline by which TELUS and Bell Canada may file reply comments with respect to their respective Tariff Notices is extended to 3 February 2006.

All material must be filed with the Commission and served on all parties by the dates indicated.

Original signed by

Yvan Davidson
Senior Manager, Competitor Services and Costing

c.c.: Pamela Cormier 819-953-9675

Interested Parties List

TELUS Communications Inc. (TCI)                  Willie Grieve
10020 - 100 Street NW                                   Vice President, Public Policy &
21st Floor                                                         Regulatory Affairs
Edmonton, AB                                                 TEL:780-493-6590
Canada, T5J 0N5                                             FAX:780-493-6519

Bell Canada                                                       David Palmer
110 O'Connor Street                                         Director, Regulatory Matters
7th Floor                                                           TEL:613-785-6280
Ottawa, ON                                                      FAX:613-560-0472
Canada, K1P 1H1                                  

MTS Allstream Inc.                                          Teresa Griffin-Muir  
360 Albert Street                                             Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
13th Floor                                                        TEL:613-239-1877
Ottawa, ON                                                     FAX:613-239-1879
Canada, K1R 7X7                                 

Rogers Telecommunications Limited                   Don Bowles
300-360 Albert St                                             Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs
Ottawa, ON                                                      TEL:613-940-2047
Canada, K1R 7X7                                            FAX:613-940-2003

FCI Broadband                                                Kelly Collins
280 Hillmount Road                                          Legal Services
Unit 9                                                               TEL:905-284-4090
Markham, ON                                                  FAX:905-284-4097  
Canada, L6C 3A                                     ; ; ; ;

Date Modified: 2006-01-19

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